Sunday, May 31, 2009


My goal for the summer is for my family, and I to stretch, and grow. We have a little more free time now than we did during school. We all love learning new things. The one thing that was at the top of my list, was sewing! I did take sewing in Home Ec. in Junior High School, but it didn't stick to well. :) Sarah has been wanting to learn to sew also. I was thrilled when my friend Cheryl, offered to come over, and help Sarah, and I get going. Cheryl was soooo patient! I didn't even know how to thread the machine properly! I sewed a pillow case to start with. I am so proud of that thing! We are going to move on to skirts next time. We have also been working on yo yo's for headbands. I don't have any pictures of those, but will post them when I do. If any of you have any ideas for sewing projects for beginners, I would love to hear about them. :) Have a wonderful Sabbath!



Blogger familywithfivekids said...

Good for you - I don't know how to thread my machine either. James bought me a brand new one years ago and I've never used it! I loan it out though, lol... I, too, would be so proud of that pillowcase.

May 31, 2009 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger donna said...

YOU go girl. Emily does all the sewing in our family! :) I need to learn how !

May 31, 2009 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger onehm said...

AWESOME! Way to go on being so productive. I can't WAIT to see the yo-yo's and the skirts!

May 31, 2009 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger tammy said...

Good for you! I grew up sewing everything from Barbie clothes to my prom dresses. I should have a girl to pass that on to, and to make cute dresses for. How did I end up with two boys? Now I only sew a rare window treatment or an occasional apron. I should start doing more!

May 31, 2009 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Supercool Hotmama said...

Woohoo! Good for you! You should try those bags that I make. The pattern was really simple and it's something fun that you can use! I think it's simplicity 5151. McCall's patterns will be on sale at JoAnn's next weekend for $1.99 each too.

May 31, 2009 at 11:43 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

That's terrific!! I want my daughter to learn more but every time I drag out the machine the other creatures want to play with it too! Bags are super cool to make are are easy.

Surprisingly - easy quilts are VERY easy to make - just sew straight lines!!! Have fun!

June 1, 2009 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger Jan the crazy lady said...

Good luck with that Michelle. I love sewing too. It is sew relaxing if you have the time to do it. I can't wait to see the finished products. Happy summer.

June 1, 2009 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger Rebecca D. said...

oh you will love it!!!Sewing is one of my favorite creative outlets!I'll be sure to send you easy sewing projects when I come across any!!! good luck!

June 1, 2009 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

I am so proud of you! I will help you sew anytime. We need to craft together!

June 1, 2009 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger sista # 2 said...

yeeaa! your sewing machine has seen
the light:)

June 1, 2009 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger andermom said...

I'm impressed girl! My summer project is my garage. Grr!

June 1, 2009 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger She has a story to tell-Naavie Leigh Photography. said...

I am so happy that Cheryl taught us how to sew! (: It will be a fun summer project.

June 1, 2009 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger {Amy} said...

So awesome! Try a rag quilt next. I'm not a sewer, but that was super easy!

June 2, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Lene said...

I have basic sewing skills, but would love to learn more.

How is your ankle doing? I am still in my silly boot.

June 2, 2009 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

come teach me to sew a skirt when you learn! or i will come over for your lesson! I love to sew, I just cant do it very well!

June 4, 2009 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Oh my word! How fun! I'm so impressed with what you have made- those pillowcases with flowers and the necklaces and headbands are so dang cute. You will have to post online tutorials for the rest of us to learn- ha ha! So great that you took the time to learn how to do that- amazing job!

June 13, 2009 at 11:07 PM  

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